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Impressions: Alien Isolation

‘In space no one can hear you scream.’ Ripley has the motion detector in hand, watching the little blinking light get closer. Her heart is pounding in fear. She has to get away. There is nothing she can do to stop the monster that hunts her. She can only escape. It could be an Alien

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Games We Grew Up With: Tekken 3

‘HIAH!’ – Paul, Tekken 3 I remember the first time I played the original Sony Playstation. It was a Christmas, and my parents had bought the Playstation for my uncle. The Playstation came with a demo disc, which had demos for several games, including a strange physics game where you play as a rubber ball,

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Book Review: Barefoot Gen Volume 1

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‘Gen is my alter ego and his family are just like my own.’   Japan is the only country in the history of the world that has had an atomic bomb used against it in war. It went through that trauma twice. When I finished reading Barefoot Gen I did not have any words to

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How many timelines are there in the X-Men film universe?

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‘Mankind has always feared what it can’t understand.’ I watched ‘Dark Phoenix’ with my family over the weekend, which was an enjoyable film experience, and as we left the screen my Dad turned to me and said ‘So how does that all fit in with ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’?’ What followed was a rather long discussion with

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Dark Souls: Video Game Literary Classics 101

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‘If only I could be so grossly incandescent…’ You sit in a cell in the Undead Asylum. You cannot die, but you can be left to rot. And so you wait. You cannot remember who you are or how long you have waited, losing your humanity… …until someone drops your key to freedom through a

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

A defeated shinobi sits in a well. No companions. No sword. No hope. An unknown figure drops an item down to them, an item that gives them hope as they pick themselves up to fight another day. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice opens on a familiar note for a From Software game, and one that harkens

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Stardew Valley

A Beautiful journey into the countryside idyll. Stardew Valley opens with your character working a dead end job for the mega conglomerate Jojo Corp. Tired of the city rat race your character turns to an envelope gifted by your grandfather on his deathbed. Opening the letter you learn that your grandfather has left you his

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Book Review: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

‘The Wheel of Time turns, and ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.’ I am a big fan of epic fantasy. I love the Lord of the Rings, despite how over-written it can feel,

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